Preparation of mesoporous polyacrylonitrile and carbon fibers by electrospinning and supercritical drying

Dandan Sun, Guotong Qin, Miao Lü, Wei Wei, Nü Wang, Lei Jiang

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Mesoporous polyacrylonitrile and carbon fibers have been prepared by electrospinning and subsequent supercritical drying and carbonization. Polyvinylpyrrolidone was used as a template. Ambient drying, oxidation, and supercritical drying were conducted to investigate the effects of treatment methods on the structure of the fibers. Interesting surface morphologies of the fibers, including nanoconvexities and nanorods, were found when the different drying methods were used. The surface area of the mesoporous carbon fibers was estimated as 602.0 m2 g-1, with an average pore size of 3.6 nm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)585-588
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2013
Externally publishedYes

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